Life and Lillian Gish

Albert Bigelow PAINE (1861 - 1937)

An authorized biography of Lillian Gish, the renowned silent film star known in her heyday as the First Lady of American Cinema. Albert Bigelow Paine chronicles Gish's early life, her close relationship with her sister Dorothy, her rise in film as an actor with Biograph Studios and muse of D. W. Griffith, her short time as a contract actor with MGM, and her return to the stage in the advent of the talkies. Peppered throughout with intimate and amusing anecdotes, this is a must-read for film historians, silent film enthusiasts, and admirers of one of cinema's legendary talents. (Tomas Peter)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Performing Arts

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Epigraph Tomas Peter
00:02:41
Play 01 Prologue Tomas Peter
00:01:30
Play 02 A Girl Child, Born with a Caul Linda Olsen Fitak
00:04:09
Play 03 Life and a Little Girl Eva Davis
00:07:54
Play 04 On Nat Goodwin's Shoulder Eva Davis
00:08:29
Play 05 'Theatre People' BettyB
00:08:18
Play 06 A Little Trouper Jude Somers
00:22:11
Play 07 Adventures of Dorothy Tomas Peter
00:06:15
Play 08 Mary Pickford in the Scene Andrea Kotzer
00:07:40
Play 09 'Down the Line' Andrea Kotzer
00:06:23
Play 10 'Her First False Step' Kathleen Moore
00:19:35
Play 11 Dorothy's Tree Kathleen Moore
00:06:37
Play 12 'Supporting Bernhardt' Tomas Peter
00:05:41
Play 13 Massillon Days John
00:08:58
Play 14 Where the 'Road' Ends. Nell David Lawrence
00:05:48
Play 15 A Convent School. Typhoid John
00:09:53
Play 16 Shawnee Caroline Lilyard
00:13:37
Play 17 It Sounds Like Heaven Caroline Lilyard
00:05:49
Play 18 'Mr. Biograph' Andrea Kotzer
00:08:55
Play 19 Griffith's Group of Players Tomas Peter
00:05:26
Play 20 Belasco Delivers a Verdict John
00:10:11
Play 21 A Studio on Pico Street Chuck Williamson
00:18:34
Play 22 The Path to Stardom Chuck Williamson
00:14:06
Play 23 'Home Sweet Home' John
00:09:17
Play 24 'The Birth of a Nation' John
00:13:05
Play 25 'Intolerance' Tomas Peter
00:08:01
Play 26 There Were No Love Affairs John
00:11:11
Play 27 The Nightmare of War David Lawrence
00:05:33
Play 28 Under Fire Michael Fassio
00:05:53
Play 29 France Michael Fassio
00:07:16
Play 30 'Hearts of the World' Michael Fassio
00:04:16
Play 31 'Broken Blossoms' Tomas Peter
00:11:07
Play 32 'I Work Such Long Hours' Tomas Peter
00:05:10
Play 33 Director Lillian John
00:15:06
Play 34 'Way Down East' John
00:19:21
Play 35 Sad, Unprofitable Days John
00:08:41
Play 36 Picturing the Reign of Terror Caroline Lilyard
00:12:03
Play 37 Italy Caroline Lilyard
00:18:57
Play 38 'The White Sister' Caroline Lilyard
00:17:28
Play 39 'Romola' Caroline Lilyard
00:22:14
Play 40 Also, the Intelligentsia Tomas Peter
00:10:00
Play 41 'La Bohême' Caroline Lilyard
00:25:38
Play 42 'The Scarlet Letter' Caroline Lilyard
00:19:58
Play 43 'The First Lady of the Screen' Tomas Peter
00:07:15
Play 44 'Wind' John
00:10:21
Play 45 Good-bye California John
00:07:54
Play 46 Reinhardt John
00:15:30
Play 47 The Shadow Speaks Tomas Peter
00:07:07
Play 48 On the Flying Carpet John
00:05:31
Play 49 'One Romantic Night' Caroline Lilyard
00:10:42
Play 50 'Uncle Vanya' BettyB
00:08:40
Play 51 'Helena' in New York John
00:11:21
Play 52 'The Penalty of Greatness' John
00:15:31
Play 53 Working with Lillian John
00:13:09
Play 54 'Uncle Vanya' Takes the Road John
00:13:25
Play 55 Reliving the Years John
00:08:59
Play 56 A Few Notes Tomas Peter
00:06:24
Play 57 L'Envoi Tomas Peter
00:01:51